In this extraordinary series, Geshe Tashi gives us regular updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic amongst the Tibetan diaspora in India through the lens of Sera Mey Monastery, home to 6,000 monks. In response to emails asking after his welfare and requesting advice on Coronavirus and Buddhist practice, he generously shares his observations, thoughts and advice in his usual warm-hearted and accessible style.
Geshe Tashi very kindly devotes this update to our welfare. He suggests we take some time to appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us, as he has been able to do recently from the roof of the monastery. It is why he sent us those photos. He notes that for many of us, this pandemic will be causing our conscious and subconscious levels of stress to increase a great deal, and suggests we try to get enough rest. That way we will be in a better position to help others, in the bigger ways of course, but just as importantly in the many moments of the day spent with our partners and families.
As usual Geshe Tashi is walking the walk when it comes to his gentle urgings for us to practice kindness and compassion.